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Indigenous Climate Action: Why land-based, Indigenous-led responses are crucial to effectively addressing the impacts of climate change

Mon., Mar. 2, 2020 7:00 p.m. - Mon., Mar. 2, 2020 9:00 p.m.

Location: College Avenue -CB 139-

Indigenous knowledge, rights, and systems are critically important in developing successful climate change strategies, policies and mitigation and adaptation plans. Indigenous peoples uphold millennia of ancestral knowledge and sustainable systems of living in relationship with the earth, and though we contribute the least to climate change, we are amongst the most severely impacted by it. Indigenous Climate Action strives to become a centralized organization that supports increasing climate change literacy, climate champions, and the creation of a network for Indigenous climate action that supports Indigenous water protectors, land defenders, and knowledge holders. We will continue to work to fill the gaps between the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples and the policies and strategies being developed to address climate change.

Michelle Brass is deeply committed to the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities and is a passionate leader on issues of Indigenous food sovereignty, climate change, Indigenous health and wellness, and the empowerment of Indigenous women. She is a member of the Yellow Quill First Nation and resides on Peepeekisis First Nation with her husband and son. Michelle is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur and coach. She is on the Steering Committee for Indigenous Climate Action.

The Academics for Climate series will run January through May 2020. Lectures will be filmed and posted for online viewing.

Academics for Climate (AFC) gratefully acknowledges support for the Community Series from the University of Regina's Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business Administration, Office of the Vice-President of Research, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (MAP), Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Luther College, Department of Anthropology, Department of Classics and Philosophy, Department of Economics, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Department of Sociology and Social Studies, Department of Visual Arts, and the Department of Film.

AFC series events will be held on the original territories of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda peoples, as well as the homelands of the Métis Nation. The University of Regina resides on Treaty 4 lands with a presence in Treaty 6.

Sean Tucker

The University has a manual wheelchair available on a first-come, first-served basis for use by campus visitors attending events. Please contact the Centre for Student Accessibility at 306-585-4631 or e-mail to request use of the wheelchair. Please allow five working days notice before your visit.

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